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Foam roller: Hamstrings Relief

Tight hamstrings are a common issue among all kind of athletes, no matter the sport. Even non-athletes suffer from tight hamstrings, especially professionals who sit for extended periods of time. Foam rolling the hamstrings is an effective solution for this problem.

Stretching may be more beneficial if foam rolling is done prior to the stretch. A study from 2014, Foam Rolling and Static Stretching on Passive Hip Flexion Range of Motion, measures the effects of foam rolling prior to static stretching. The authors found an increase in the hip range of motion after rolling on the hamstring then stretching, compared to stretching alone.

In my experience, tight hamstrings cause lower back pain. Countless times the pain is gone once I take care of my hamstrings. As foam rolling the lower back is something we should NOT do, loosen up your hamstrings is an indirect way to relieve pain and tightness in the lower back area.

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7 thoughts on “Foam roller: Hamstrings Relief

  1. […] David at Chape Personal Trainer […]

    1. Thank you 😊

  2. Chape,
    Is on a foam rolling series! lol. I am going to need you to consider making a movie starring yourself and creating a movie about proper foam rolling! lmao
    Shay-lon

    1. Hahaha! Foam rolling, a love story. Should be the title πŸ˜‚ But I’m still looking for a camera-girlfriend 😱
      Chape

  3. I like these workouts
    As someone with scoliosis
    Working out is something I do and need
    Nice post thanks for sharing David

    1. Thank you, Monique 😊
      Well, the good news I can give you is this, all the people I know with scoliosis got better through sweat and training, even those who needed a corset!
      Big hugs πŸ˜‰

      1. That is good news
        Thanks for sharing that
        Big hugs back to you :)

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